The Geography program develops and strengthens your ability to interpret and explain the occurrence, spatial distribution, and interrelationships of the Earth's physical features and social elements.

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Urban Studies

Urban Studies is a broad interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated understanding of the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural processes that shape urban life.

Earth Science

Earth Science

Earth Science is the study of the materials that make up the Earth and the natural and human processes that shape the landscape.

This is My UCalgary

UCalgary Open House 2021

October 02, 2021  10:00 AM  to 02:00 PM  Mountain Standard Time (North America)

Virtual Event Information:

UCalgary is welcoming future students and their families on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 to our annual Open House! Join us to learn about our faculties and services, and to meet our faculty members, current students, and staff members.

Preview your day:

Open House features more than 70 faculty and service exhibits, as well as information sessions and campus tours. Whether you’re a high school student, a transfer or mature student or just considering your options — we welcome you!

Discovery Sessions are in-depth presentations about faculty programs and campus services. The session schedule will be released closer to the event.

Looking to apply? Representatives from the Office of the Registrar will be available to assist you with the online application at the event


Interested in graduate studies?

Explore our thesis and course-based graduate programs and certificate.

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Thesis graduate programs

We offer students the opportunity to undertake thesis-based graduate studies leading to MA, MSc and PhD degrees. We also offer international students the opportunity to come to our department as Visiting Students.


MGIS Program

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) is an advanced course-based program with an independent research component renowned for its successful development of GIS professionals and academics.

Mapping Alberta project

Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology

Get a career edge – learn how to integrate geospatial technologies in your work and your future career.

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